The 61st Annual Roger Miller Golf Classic is coming up on August 19th at Medina Golf and Country Club! Our second year at a new location, this Chamber Fundraiser will take place on a championship 18-hole course featuring larger than normal, undulating greens that challenge golfers of all abilities. Ranked among the top private courses in the state of Minnesota, it is a truly superb course.
Each year, we look forward to a day of great eats, cool drinks and connecting with our members. This will be a great opportunity to network, entertain clients and/or relax with friends. Rick Kaufman, a loyal golfer and Chamber board member, joins us annually for the event.
“I’ve always enjoyed the Roger Miller Golf Classic as a great way to enjoy a beautiful course, engage with awesome community members and celebrate a great man’s legacy. I can’t think of a more needed time than right now to do that and look forward to this upcoming event more than ever!” – Rick Kaufman
Contests will take place throughout the day and feature the Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin, Longest & Shortest Drive, and a Hole in One contest with a chance to win thousands of dollars in cash!
The safety of our community has been top of mind and with many events being canceled this year across the state due to COVID-19, we are thrilled to be able to safely continue this tradition as one of the ONLY Chamber events now on the calendar. Please join us to safely socialize and support local next month.
Please know your support in our ONLY confirmed fundraising event since February, is very impactful to our organization and bottom line. Thanks for your consideration to play golf and support our 61st Annual Roger Miller Golf Classic on August 19th at The Medina Golf and Country Club.
About Roger Miller
The Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce hosts this golf tournament annually in honor of one of Wayzata’s biggest cheerleaders and long time business and civic leader, Roger Miller. Roger founded Minnetonka Travel and was an active participant in the community. Roger’s wife, Lenore, is now an active golf committee member and golfs the tournament annually with her friends and family.
“Roger just loved chairing the golf tournament because he truly loved the game of golf and wanted everyone to enjoy the game as much as he did. He loved touching base with the people of the community and recruiting them to play. If there was someone dropping out at the last minute, he would call someone up, “It’s your lucky day today, bring your wallet and golf clubs, you’re on the tee at 1pm” making sure every tee time was used. The week of the tournament, he would check the weather forecast everyday hoping the tournament day would bring good weather for the players. He had a wicked sense of humor and as the emcee for many years, people that knew him also knew of his great sense of humor. Those that didn’t know him, got to witness it at the dinner. Roger was a very kind, funny and generous person. He was always looking to make Wayzata a great place to enjoy. “